On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1888

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 3 Ion Nonna Otescu, composer
  • Dec 3 Algernon Kingscote, English tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1919), born in Bangalore, India (d. 1964)
  • Dec 4 Aleksandar I, King of Yugoslavia (1921-34), born in Cetinje, Montenegro (d. 1934)
  • Dec 5 Áskell Snorrason, Icelandic composer, born in Öndolfsstaðir, Iceland (d. 1970)
  • Dec 6 Will Hay [William Thomson Hay], British comedian, actor and amateur astronomer, born in County Durham, England (d. 1949)
  • Dec 7 Hamilton Fish III, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Garrison, New York (d. 1991)
  • Dec 7 Joyce Cary, Anglo-Irish writer (House of Children), born in Londonderry, Ireland (d. 1957)
  • Dec 7 Matthew Heywood Campbell Broun, 1st President of American Newspaper Guild
  • Dec 8 Fiske Kimball, US architect/art historian
  • Dec 8 Paul Cavanagh, British actor (The Woman in Green, Tarzan & his Mate), born in Chislehurst, England (d. 1964)
  • Dec 9 Mabel Stark, American tiger trainer "crazy Mabel", born in Tennessee or Kentucky (d. 1968)
  • Dec 15 Artturi Leinonen, Finnish journalist and writer (Kati), born in Ylihärmä, Finland (d. 1963)
  • Dec 15 Maxwell Anderson, American dramatist (Winter Set, High Tor), born in Atlantic, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)
  • Dec 16 Alphonse Juin, French marshal
  • Dec 16 Alexander I, king of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (1921–29) and of Yugoslavia (1929–34), born in Cetinje, Montenegro (d. 1934)
  • Dec 18 Gladys Cooper, British actress (My Fair Lady), born in Lewisham, England (d. 1971)
  • Dec 18 Robert Moses, power broker (built Long Island & NYC parks & roads)
  • Dec 19 Fritz Reiner, US conductor (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Dec 20 Fred Merkle, American baseball figure, born in Watertown, Wisconsin (d. 1958)
  • Dec 22 J. Arthur Rank, English industrialist, born in Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom (d. 1972)
  • Dec 23 Friedrich Wolf, German writer and diplomat, born in Neuwied, Germany (d. 1953)
  • Dec 27 Tito Schipa [Raffaele Attilio Amedeo Schipa], Italian tenor and composer (La Rondine), born in Lecce, Italy (d. 1965)
  • Dec 27 Thea von Harbou, German author and actress (Metropolis), born in Tauperlitz, Döhlau, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1954)
  • Dec 28 Gabriel von Wayditch, composer
  • Dec 29 Joseph Beran, Czech Roman Catholic prelate, born in Pilsen, Czech Republic (d. 1969)